April 10, 2013
My New "Old" Clock
In the kitchen was a small dark brown cuckoo-clock that had been there forever.
When I was stationed in Germany one of my trips was down to the Schwarzwald,or Black Forest. My mother sent me some cash and asked that I purchase a couple of new cuckoo-clocks. I know one was for my grandparents and I was free to pick the clock I liked the most (for the money).
When my grandmother passed away a couple of years ago, my mother made sure to save me the clock I had purchased for her and now it is finally on my wall. The tick-tock of the pendulum swinging back and forth is oddly comforting. This particular model has a switch to shut off the hour and half-hour cuckoos, but we haven't shut it off yet.
I still have to fine-tune the pendulum to get it to keep time accurately, but otherwise it works great.